As a learning mentor working for Protocol Education, you'll work closely with children who are struggling with social, emotional or behavioural problems that impact their ability to learn. You'll work alongside teachers and other staff, figuring out the needs of learners who require help and how to overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential.
You'll work with a range of learners, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages.
Every day would be different with a variety of issues that may need supporting, ranging from punctuality, absence, challenging behaviour and abuse, to working with able and gifted learners who are experiencing difficulties.
You will work with children or young adults on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
The duties will vary depending on the nature of the individual child's needs.
A requirement of GCSEs in English and maths (or an equivalent qualification) and you'll be expected to work in a supporting role.
* advise parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills
* network with other learning mentors, teachers and relevant external agencies and professionals, such as educational psychologists, the police and social services
* potentially set up breakfast and after-school clubs and run extracurricular activities, such as homework clubs, reading clubs, sports, music and discos, during lunchtimes or as out-of-school activities
* organise drop-in 'offload' sessions, where learners can discuss particular issues
* provide group activities such as anger management classes
* maintain accurate records and prepare written reports and evaluations
* help to secure funding to support learners' additional educational needs*
* manage your own professional development through undertaking relevant training and sharing best practice with other learning mentors
* help with transition activities for learners moving to secondary schools or on to further education.
Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £38.00.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.